Bungling raiders could be caught on film

BUNGLING burglars may have left a big clue for cops during a raid on an Ipswich off-licence when one of the gang inadvertently turned a CCTV camera on himself.

BUNGLING burglars may have left a big clue for cops during a raid on an Ipswich off-licence when one of the gang inadvertently turned a CCTV camera on himself.

Around £200 of items, including eight cases of beer and 18 bottles of wine, were taken during the break-in CK Food and Wine, in Bramford Road between 11pm on Tuesday and 12.30am on Wednesday.

Owner of the store Chaminda Delgahawattegedara told The Evening Star he was furious with the thieves but believes his security camera may have picked up vital images.

He said: “The camera is outside the shop and works in the dark.

“One of them turned the CCTV camera around but unfortunately he turned it on to his face.

“I have images on the camera so hopefully they can help police.

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“They took a lot of my stuff and broke some glass.”

Mr Delgahawattegedara said he noticed a theft had taken place when he arrived at the store at about 8am on Wednesday morning.

One of his customers later reported seeing three men stood near the store at around the time of the burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Jonathan Stordy at the Central Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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